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Office of the Provost / Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs

Message from the Provost

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Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D.
The University of Scranton is a vital part of the proud, 500-year-old tradition of Jesuit education.  Whether we arrive as a student, staff-member, faculty member, or administrator we join in a wonderful mission, a mission to transform the world into something better.
At Scranton we believe that the world is charged with the grandeur of God (as Gerald Manley Hopkins wrote) and that all things counter, original, spare, strange, He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change.
Our University is blessed with spectacular programs and facilities: the new Loyola Science Center, Pilarz and Montrone Halls, the DeNaples Center, and our Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library are among the most remarkable. The planned center for rehabilitation education (scheduled for completion in 2015) will feature the University’s cutting-edge programs in the health sciences.
As a Jesuit institution of learning, we focus on the education of the whole person and embrace the time-honored principles of cura personalis, magis, and rei solicitudo. We expect much of our students, and encourage them to reach for high goals. Using this unique approach, Scranton creates outstanding athletes, business professionals, scholars, artists, scientists, healers and, most importantly, men and women for others.
A critical part of this journey is made possible by our faculty members. Made up of experts from across the world, Scranton’s faculty members are leaders in their fields, distinguished researchers and teachers deeply committed to the success of our students. 89% of our faculty members hold doctoral or other terminal degrees, and even a quick survey of their biographies contained in our College and Departmental websites will reveal the depth and sophistication of their training.
The Provost’s Office team is committed to assisting faculty members, administrators and students in their endeavors. An important purpose of this website is to give our faculty members useful information about our processes and programs. If you have questions about any of these, please do not hesitate to call our office at 570-941-7250 or email me at provost@scranton.edu.

Mission Statement

Academic Affairs leads the University’s efforts to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service within the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission.  In achieving its mission, Academic Affairs ensures necessary support and service is provided for students, faculty, and staff.